Regensburg, Germany

The first official week of class in a foreign country, as an international student living in student housing is always the first week where you really experience the rule “Obligations, Social life, Sleep: pick two”. A whole week of basically going out every other day. Friends here, bar there, international meet-and-greet there, etc. I set…

Bavarian September ends

Greenday’s “Wake me up when September ends” suddenly makes a lot of sense. With October already well on it’s way, it marks the end of the biggest folk fair in the world. Oktoberfest is over. It is year after year held in Münich, Bavaria, Germany. An international fatherland symbol. Held every year in the Theresienwiese,…

Journey to München (2/2)

Setting up a new life A long bus ride later, I find myself looking through the big tinted windows to a gorgeously old German city. Thinking about the fact that I will be here for some time, a good year or a bad year. I had to make the most out of it I told…

Journey to München (1/2)

The road to Munich. It all started in Montréal, Québec, Canada. In a small neighborhood called Verdun. Just between Wellington Street and Lasalle Boulevard. A small apartment on the second floor. A young man decided to change a few things about his life. He had this realization after understanding he still was not so sure…

Topography of terror & Berlin Third wave coffee

What better way to kill the day’s spirit than visiting an exposition about how Germany tried to eradicate Warsaw from the face of the earth. An exposition set up in the ruins of an old Gestapo headquarters about the city we now call the Phoenix of Poland. 85% of its structures utterly destroyed or wiped…

Mein Deutsche, the parliament and cheap beer

More and more I visit Berlin, the more I realize that speaking German is not an asset but a necessity. The very rare occasions when I manage to ask or say a complete idea in German, without sounding completely out of it (still retaining a terrible accent I’m sure) I usually get much more positive…

Crawling Berlin, Germany

What better way to get introduced to the city, than a pub crawl. Or should we mention, an alternative pub crawl. As we would only visit local bars, dive bars and underground scene bars. So not much for touristy places. It all started at ’round 21:00 pm. In a small local pub with latin /…

Berlin, Berlin

I was not 24 hours in Berlin I was already in love with the city. First it was the evening when I arrived so I just sat under the world clock staring at the tv tower while some guy played hangdrum next to me in exchange for euro cents. Then a small pub with it’s…